Global Scans · Good Health and Well-being · Weekly Summary

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

  • [New] Asian nations should play a global role in coping with geopolitical conflicts, such as the ongoing unrest in Myanmar, Ukraine and the Middle East, as well as the threats China poses on Taiwan. The Star
  • [New] In the United Kingdom, the National Health Service recognises the opportunity of developing advanced sonographer skills and has promoted a four-tier approach to advance their careers through role extension. PubMed Central (PMC)
  • [New] Although the rate of cigarette smoking is decreasing in several countries, it remains a serious threat to public health worldwide, particularly in central and south-east Asia as well as in eastern Europe with the world's largest number of smokers. PubMed Central (PMC)
  • [New] Overweight and obesity are major public health issues in Australia, associated with significant risk for chronic disease, and large costs for the health system. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • [New] The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends that people with or at high risk of cardiovascular disease consume at least one portion of oily fish a week.
  • [New] The shift to greater consumer responsibility for healthcare costs will require a significant portion of consumers under the age of 65 with private health insurance in the United States to use offerings such as ours. MarketScreener
  • [New] To describe employment opportunities for health, welfare and care professions in Tasmania; a largely rural island state of Australia which faces ongoing challenges building a sustainable health workforce. BioMed Central
  • [New] About 2.5 billion adults and nearly 500 million children worldwide are overweight, putting them at greater risk of multiple long-term and life-threatening health complications, from over 30 types of cancers and diabetes to cardiovascular diseases. Balkan Insight
  • [New] Asian hornets pose no greater risk to human health than native hornets but threaten honey bees and insect pollinators. XS Manchester
  • [New] Ground-level ozone and airborne particles are the two pollutants that pose the greatest threat to human health in the United States. City of Albuquerque
  • [New] COPD is a major public health threat that affects an estimated 391 million people around the world, with global costs connected to the disease expected to rise to US $ 4.8 trillion by 2030. MarketScreener
  • [New] Given the linear correlation between advancing age and the prevalence of CKD coupled with the world's population ageing, CKD represents one of the major threats to global health. PubMed Central (PMC)
  • [New] The Future of Type 2 Diabetes: 62% of healthcare practitioners expect the number of patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes will increase in the next 10 years - with 97% anticipating CGM will become standard practice for caring for patients with type 2 diabetes. Yahoo Finance
  • [New] Digital health will continue to be a priority for Thailand as it aims to ease pressures on its healthcare system and enhance services to attract medical tourist with partnerships playing a key role in the integration of healthcare technologies. Fitch Solutions
  • [New] The integration of digital health technologies in both private and public settings in line with the Thailand 4.0 policy alongside concerted efforts to enhance the medical tourism industry will be key drivers of expenditure growth. Fitch Solutions
  • [New] Thailand's medical tourism industry will remain a key driver of private healthcare growth, driving demand for healthcare products and services. Fitch Solutions
  • [New] In January, China launched an anti-subsidy investigation into EU brandy, which, according to reports, was being positioned as a threat to a US$ 1.56 billion spirits trade. The Drinks Business
  • [New] Global healthy life expectancy - the average number of years a person can expect to live in good health - will increase from 64.8 years in 2022 to 67.4 years in 2050. ScienceDaily
  • [New] While the Asian hornet poses no greater risk to human health than other wasps or hornets, they can damage honey bee colonies and harm other pollinators. GOV.UK
  • [New] As the world's top producer of natural gas, [159] the United States is well-positioned to capitalize on the opportunity that hydrogen presents to assert global leadership in clean energy technologies utilizing an abundant domestic resource. CRES Forum | Clean Energy Production = Clean Energy Job
  • [New] A new programme announced by the FDA will work towards the use of augmented reality and virtual reality to make patients' own homes an integral part of the healthcare system. Pharmaphorum
  • [New] Bing may pose risks linked to generative AI, such as so-called hallucinations, deepfakes, as well as the automated manipulation of services that can mislead voters. TradingView

Last updated: 26 May 2024

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